Teach-in for Equality

Saturday, May 9th, 9:30am to 4:30pm – Los Angeles

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Seats are limited! Have you registered yet?

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · General event info

We just want to make sure that, if you’re planning on coming, you’ve registered for your seat! Be sure to head now to the ticket website and register your ticket!

Just as a reminder, we’ve assembled some of the greatest influences on our modern history, including the following:

  • Walter L. Williams: professor at USC, specializing in GLBT history;
  • Cleve Jones: friend and advisor to Harvey Milk (portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk), founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt;
  • Torie Osborn: former Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force;
  • Jennifer C. Pizer: Senior Counsel and Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal;
  • Sheila Kuehl: first gay or lesbian person elected to the state assembly of California;
  • Waiyde Palmer: former West coast organizer of ACT UP!;
  • John A. Pérez: assemblymember of the 49th district of California, in Los Angeles;
  • Marc Solomon: former Executive Director of Mass Equality, Marriage Equality Director of Equality California;
  • Surina Khan: Vice President of Programs for the Women’s Foundation of California, former executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission;
  • Roland Palencia: Director of Community Benefits at L.A. Care Health Plan, former Chief of Operations and Vice-President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation;
  • Talia Mae Bettcher: Director of the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at California State University in Los Angeles, author;
  • Jacob Hale: professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge;
  • Rick Jacobs: founder the Courage Campaign, former Senior Advisor to Democracy for America, co-founder of Brave New Films, a director of the Liberty Hill Foundation;
  • Chris Freeman: lecturer at University of Southern California in 20th century gay and lesbian studies, author;
  • Julius Nam: associate professor of religion at Loma Linda University School of Religion in California, commissioned minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

If you’re interested in meeting some of these speakers face-to-face and picking their brain for a while, we encourage you to sign up for the Breakfast with History event!


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